Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is 40% Disappointing
Suppliers claim the Surface achieves only 60% of expectations
Microsoft is yet to unveil some official sales figures on the Surface tablet, but given the fact that the cheapest version was sold out in less than 24 hours since its debut, it all seems to go according to plan.Suppliers, on the other hand, suggest that Microsoft’s first tablet ever isn’t quite a successful product, as it could reach only 60 percent of the company’s sales forecast by the end of 2012.
Citing several suppliers in the tablet industry, Digitimes writes that Surface RT doesn’t bring a major advantage when it comes to the price/performance ratio, while the lack of support for legacy Windows apps isn’t quite appealing for many users.
The Surface Pro, on the other hand, is very likely to be a much more successful product, but it remains to be seen if battery and screen configuration could appeal to more user categories.